John Lee Turner Sr

1875–1963 (Age 88)
Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Lee

When John Lee Turner Sr was born on 6 September 1875, in Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Jackson Turner, was 43 and his mother, Lydia Williams, was 43. He married Ocie Maude Hudson on 24 December 1923, in Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 3, Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 1 September 1963, in Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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John Lee Turner Sr
Ocie Maude Hudson
Marriage: 24 December 1923
Ralph Lewis Turner
John Lafayette Turner
Clyde Woodruff Turner
Neal Franklin Turner

Spouse & Children

24 December 1923
Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States


  • Ralph Lewis Turner


  • John Lafayette Turner


  • Male1912–1972Male

  • Neal Franklin Turner


Parents & Siblings

  • Jesse Jackson Turner


  • Lydia Williams




  • Martha C Turner


  • Mary Turner


  • Nancy Jane Turner


  • Male1860–1945Male

  • Female1860–1955Female

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 3

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Turner in household of Jessee Turner, "United States Census, 1880"

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